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PROFESSORSHIP OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE AND DIRECTORSHIP OF THE INSTITUTE OF MOLECULAR MEDICINE

ANDREW JAMES MCMICHAEL, MA (MB, B.CHIR., MA Cambridge, PH.D. CNAA), Fellow of Trinity College and Professor of Immunology, and Director, MRC Human Immunology Unit, Institute of Molecular Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2000.

Professor McMichael will be a fellow of Corpus Christi College.

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NORMAN COLLISSON PROFESSORSHIP OF MUSCULO- SKELETAL SCIENCE

ROBERT GRAHAM GOODWIN RUSSELL, DM (MB, CH.B., MA Cambridge, PH.D. Leeds), Professor of Human Metabolism and Clinical Biochemistry, University of Sheffield, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 January 2001.

Professor Russell will be a fellow of St Peter's College.

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CONFERMENTS OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

On the recommendation of the Law Board, the General Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Law on F. ODITAH, BCL, MA, DCL, tenant at 3/4 South Square, for a period of one year from 1 October 2000.

On the recommendation of the Law Board, the General Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Law on J. STAPLETON (B.SC. New South Wales, PH.D. Adelaide), Research Professor in Law at the Australian National University, for a period of three years from 1 October 2000.

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DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

On the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Board, the General Board has reappointed W.G. RICHARDS, MA, D.PHIL., D.SC., Fellow of Brasenose College and Professor of Chemistry, for a further period of three years from 1 October 2000.

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DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

On the recommendation of the Clinical Medicine Board, the General Board has assigned the Department of Clinical Pharmacology to J.K. ARONSON, Fellow of Green College and Clinical Reader in Clinical Pharmacology, for a period of one year from 1 October 2000.

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SIR WILLIAM DUNN SCHOOL OF PATHOLOGY

Appointment of deputy

The General Board has appointed S. GORDON, MA, Fellow of Exeter College and Glaxo Professor of Cellular Pathology as deputy for H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Lincoln College and Professor of Pathology, for the academic year 2000--1 during which Professor Waldmann has been granted sabbatical leave.

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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

Appointment of deputy

The General Board has appointed S.J. SIMPSON, MA, Fellow of Jesus College and Professor of the Hope Entomological Collections, as deputy for K.S. THOMSON, MA, Fellow of Kellogg College and Director of the University Museum of Natural History, for Michaelmas Term 2000, during which Professor Thomson has been granted sabbatical leave.

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COMMITTEE FOR THE ARCHIVES

Keeper of the Archives

With the approval of Council, the Committee for the Archives has decided that, on the retirement of David George Vaisey, CBE, MA, as Keeper of the Archives on 30 September 2000, the responsibilities of the post of Keeper will be added to those of the Archivist. The separate, part-time post of Keeper will be discontinued and the post of Archivist will be renamed `Keeper of the Archives'. The new, full-time Keeper of the Archives from 1 October 2000 will be SIMON BAILEY, MA status, the present Archivist.

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DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

This new department, which completes the `departmentalisation' of the Faculty of Social Studies, came into existence on 1 August. It occupies the former Social Studies Faculty Centre in George Street and its annexe at 3 George Street Mews. Its first head of department is Dr Mark Philp, Fellow of Oriel College.

Members of the University are asked to note that the Social Studies Faculty Centre has ceased to exist as such, and that the Social Studies Faculty Centre Library has been renamed the Politics, International Relations, and Sociology Library.

The `Library' field on the OLIS system has now been changed from `SocStu' to `PIRS'.

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STUTCHBURY SCHOLARSHIP IN PHARMACOLOGY 2000

The Scholarship has been awarded to MATTHEW J. LOWE, Balliol College.

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JOHN POTTER ESSAY PRIZE 2000

The Prize has been awarded to SCOTT M.M. MCDONALD, Magdalen College.

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PETER TIZARD PRIZE IN PAEDIATRICS 2000

The Prize has been awarded to SUSAN E. SHAPIRO, New College.

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H.W.C. DAVIS PRIZE 2000

The Prize has been awarded to REJ CRUMPTON, Jesus College.

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YAMANOUCHI CELL BIOLOGY PRIZE 2000

The Prize has been awarded to MELANIE BLOOR, St Catherine's College.

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GEORGE HUMPHREY PRIZES 2000

The examiners in the Honour School of Experimental Psychology have awarded the Prize for the best overall performancy in Psychology to MS BERTA FIGUERAS COSTA, Wadham College.

The Prize for the best research project (paper 15) has been awarded to E. JAMES FRISWELL, University College.

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HENRY WILDE PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY 2000

The Prize has been awarded to DIARMID MACKENZIE, St John's College.

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HAROLD LISTER SUNDERLAND PRIZE 2000

The Prize has been awarded to NEIL SEWELL-RUTTER, University College.

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COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY PRIZE 2000

The Prize has been awarded to GABRIELLE HIGGINS, Merton College.

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MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON PRIZE IN MODERN LANGUAGES 2000

The Prize has been awarded to CAROLINE ELIZABETH CAVERS, Lady Margaret Hall.

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PASSMORE EDWARDS PRIZES 2000

Passmore Edwards Prize 2000, Final Honour School: HELEN EASTMAN, Corpus Christi College

Passmore Edwards Prize 2000, Honour Moderations: CHARLES DRURY, New College

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ANDREW COLIN PRIZE 2000

The Prize for the best performance in Russian in the Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages has been awarded to NICHOLAS LEVENE, New College.

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GLADSTONE MEMORIAL ESSAY PRIZE 2000

The Prize has been awarded to ANNE CROMBIE, Wadham College.

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PATRICK MALLAM MEMORIAL PRIZE IN CLINICAL MEDICINE 2000

The Prize has been awarded to SALLY J. COLLINS, Green College.

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PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION IN ENGINEERING SCIENCE 2000

Carnaud Metal Box Prize for best performance in the Preliminary Examinations: OGNJEN ARANDJELOVIC, St John's College

Shell Prize for outstanding performance in the Preliminary Examinations: YIU HON CHAN, Wadham College

Farnell Prize for best performance in Electrical Engineering: NAVARATNAM RAMANAN, Balliol College

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, AND MANAGEMENT 2000

Maurice Lubbock Prize for best performance in EEM: H.Y. CHRISTINA LUK, Trinity College

Edgell Sheppee Prize for best performance in an Engineering Part II project by an EEM candidate: DIMITRIS MELIOS, Balliol College

Dan Gowler Prize for best performance in Organisational Behaviour and Industrial Relations by an E(m)EM candidate: SAMIR D. MAHA, Wadham College

I.Mech.E. Certificate for an outstanding project in Mechanical Engineering: SAMIR D. MAHA, Wadham College

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE 2000

Maurice Lubbock Prize for best performance in Engineering Science: JAMES T.W. LEE, Oriel College

Edgell Sheppee Prize for an excellent performance in Engineering Science: JOHN H.W. ENTHOVEN, New College

Edgell Sheppee Prize for Laboratory or Drawing Office work: PATRICK G. THOMSON, Worcester College

I.Chem.E. Prize for best performance in Chemical Engineering: CLAIRE HAMILTON, Jesus College

ICE Prize for best performance in Civil Engineering: RICHARD H. GIBBS, Keble College

IEE Prize for best performance in Electrical Engineering: KHAI Y. FOK, Mansfield College

I.Mech.E. Certificate for the best student in Mechanical Engineering and nomination to the Frederic Barnes Waldron Prize: HELEN C.R. GOVETT, St John's College

I.Mech.E. Prize for the best project in Mechanical Engineering: JAMES T.M. BARR, St Catherine's College

Motz Prize for the best project in Electrical Engineering: AMAR PAREKH, Pembroke College

BOC/Shuftan Memorial Prize for the best project in Chemical Engineering: PARVEZ H. CHOWDHURY, St Peter's College

Unilever Prize for the best project in Control Engineering: JAMES T.W. LEE, Oriel College

Unipart Industries Prize for the best performance in the Production Engineering Paper: C.L. KENNETH GOH, Pembroke College

Gibbs Prize for the best Part I Project (joint award):
IAIN C. CROUCH, University College
DANIEL N.F. HARRISON, Wadham College
PATRICK T. O'G. ROCHE, Worcester College
GREGORY A. THOMAS, New College

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS 2000

Maurice Lubbock Prize for best performance in EMS: RACHEL A. OLIVER, Trinity College

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HONOUR SCHOOLS OF ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, AND MANAGEMENT, AND MATERIALS, ECONOMICS, AND MANAGEMENT

Pilkington Prize for the best project report: THOMAS A. KING, St Catherine's College.

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE 2000

Maurice Lubbock Prize for best performance in ECS: BERNARD M.- H. LIANG, Hertford College

Ronald Victor Janson Prize for the best third-/fourth-year project in Electronic Communications: AMELIA A. RESHEPH, Somerville College

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BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW/MAGISTER JURIS 2000

Vinerian Scholarship: STEPHEN FREE, Magdalen College

Proxime accesserunt: CHLOE CARPENTER, Brasenose College, and CATHERINE BUTTON, Magdalen College

Rupert Cross Prize for the best performance in the paper in Evidence: STEPHEN FREE, Magdalen College

John Morris Prize for the best performance in the paper in the Conflict of Laws: JESSICA SPEIGHT, Keble College

Herbert Hart Prize for the best performance in the paper in Jurisprudence and Political Theory: SANDEEP SREEKUMAR, Corpus Christi College

Clifford Chance Prize for the best performance in the Magister Juris: BORIS ROTENBURG, Brasenose College

Proxime accessit: ROBERT SPANO, University College

Monckton Chambers Prize for the best performance in Competition Law: NICHOLAS SCOLA, Jesus College

Simms Prize for the best performance in Crime, Justice, and the Penal System: PUI WU, Hertford College

Allen & Overy Prize for the best performance in Corporate Finance Law: ROBERTO SILEO, St Catherine's College

Allen & Overy Prize for the best performance in Corporate Insolvency Law: MATTHEW COOK, Oriel College

Ralph Chiles CBE Prize for the best performance in Comparative Human Rights: STEPHEN FREE, Magdalen College

Ralph Chiles CBE Prize for the best performance in Intellectual Property: CHRISTOPHER STOTHERS, Brasenose College

Civil Procedure Prize: ROBERT SPANO, University College

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REGIUS PROFESSORSHIP OF MEDICINE: COMPOSITION OF ADVISORY BOARD

The composition of the advisory committee in respect of the Regius Professorship of Medicine, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

                                               Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                       ex officio
Professor M.J. Walport                   Council
Professor J.O. Thomas                    General Board
Professor Sir John Pattison              General Board
Dr K.A. Fleming                          Medical Sciences Division
Professor J.I. Bell                      Medical Sciences Division
Professor J.J.B. Jack                    Medical Sciences Division
Dr C. Bunch                   Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals Trust
The Dean of Christ Church                Christ Church
Dr I.D. Thompson                         Christ Church

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Programme for Noughth Week

Registration

Priority registration: Those students and staff who require a class for their study or research may be entitled to a priority registration. They should ask the Information Officer (see below) for a Priority Application Form and return it as soon as possible. Junior members will require the signature of their tutor or supervisor.

English for Academic Studies and English as a Foreign Language registration: EFL registrations will take place in Noughth Week, 2--6 October, 9 a.m. to 12 noon and 2--4 p.m.

Events: Language Library and Self-Study Area (audio, video and CALL)

Individual inductions for independent language learners with specific needs at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.

General introductory visits on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 11.30 a.m., 12 noon, 3 p.m., 3.45 p.m., and 4.15 p.m. (maximum of thirty per visit; sign-up sheets will be available).

Talks

Wednesday and Thursday at 4 p.m.: Keeping up your French or German language skills independently with the Lambda Project (The Oxford Foreign Language Maintenance and Development Project).

Programme for First Week

Registration

Registration for the open-access language courses (except EFL) will take place in First Week, 9--13 October. Note that this is a change from recent years. French registrations will take place from Tuesday, 10 October; Spanish from Wednesday, 11 October; Italian, Modern Greek, Portuguese, and Russian from Thursday, 12 October; and German from Friday, 13 October. Registrations will be taken between 1 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. daily (last admission 6 p.m.). This is also a change from recent years.

Events: Language Library and Self-Study Area (audio, video and CALL)

Individual inductions for independent language learners with specific needs at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily.

General introductory visits daily at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. (maximum of thirty per visit; sign-up sheets will be available).

Short courses

Introductory course in French, suitable for speakers of non-European languages (four hours): Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m.--12 noon.

Brush up your Italian (four hours): Tuesday and Thursday, 3 p.m.--5 p.m.

German grammar revision (four hours): Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 10--11 a.m.

CALL German workshop (four hours): Tuesday and Thursday, 1--3 p.m.

English grammar for students of German: Wednesday and Friday, 12.15--1.15 p.m.

(Note: all of these courses carry a £5 registration and materials fee.)

Assessment

Assessment tests and advice from tutors for those unsure of their levels will be available in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Russian at the following times:

French: Monday and Wednesday 3 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m.--12 noon

German: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.--1 p.m.

Spanish: Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.--1 p.m.

Russian: Tuesday, 11 a.m.--1 p.m. and 2--4 p.m.

Talks

Tuesday at 4 p.m.: Come and hear about Welsh

Wednesday and Thursday at 4 p.m.: Keeping up your French or German language skills independently with the Lambda Project (The Oxford Foreign Language Maintenance and Development Project).

Friday at 1.30 p.m.: Using computers to learn a foreign language.

Library and Self-Study facilities

The Library's collection of audio/video cassettes, books and computer programs covers over 100 languages. The Self-Study Area has rooms equipped with listening and viewing facilities for individual work and computer based learning resources. New users should aim to arrive shortly before 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. to register and attend an orientation session. The Library and Self-Study Area is free of charge to the following: senior members of the University who are members of Congregation, junior members of the University pursuing a course and members of staff (including staff of the colleges, teaching hospitals and the University Press). The Centre also accepts applications from external users for a termly or annual fee.

Summer Vacation opening times apply until the end of September.

The Language Centre will be open for private study throughout the long vacation from 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

Further details of all courses and activities may be obtained from Angela Pinkney at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://units.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre/).

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Forthcoming exhibition

Intimate but not extinct—an exhibition by Barry Cottrell of burin engravings on copper woodcuts and drawings, 1978–2000 (in the Mary Ogilvie Gallery, 24 September–14 October; open daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college commitments—tel. (2)74800 for changes to opening hours)

A private view and wine reception, open to Senior Members of the University, will take place on Saturday, 30 September, 5–7.30 p.m.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Delays to the reopening of the Upper Reading Room

The University Surveyor's Office has advised the Library that, regrettably, refurbishment works in the Bodleian's Upper Reading Room will over-run by a week. This means that the Reading Room will not now open until Monday, 16 October at the earliest. The delay has been caused by difficulties in the supply of floor covering and by problems with the painting of the shelving. At the time of writing the petrol crisis has not yet had a significant effect on the programme but there is clearly some risk that it will cause further delays.

Arrangements for the two-week period between the closure of the temporary Upper Reserve in the PPE reading room and the opening of the Upper Reading Room itself will now have to be extended to run for at least three weeks.

During this time books held in the temporary Upper Reserve in PPE will be transferred to reserves in the Radcliffe Camera, to the Lower Reading Room or to PPE, as readers direct. The L ibrary hopes to avoid, but cannot rule out, further limitation of the numbers of books allowed in each reserve.

Open shelf material temporarily held in the stacks will now be unavailable for three weeks rather than the two weeks required by the book move.

There will inevitably be increased pressure on reader spaces throughout the Central Site reading rooms.

In addition, self-service photocopying will not now begin in the Old Library until 16 October at the earliest. However, the new service will be launched in the New Library and Radcliffe Camera on 9 October, as advertised. (See further details below.)

The Library greatly regrets this forced delay and apologises for the reductions in service that this must unfortunately cause.


Self-service photocopying in the Central Bodleian Library and the OULS Photocopying Card

From 9 October, readers will be able to make their own photocopies in the Central Bodleian. This is in response to readers' requests over many years. The existing staff-mediated photocopying service will continue.

As there are preservation rules governing the library collections (in particular as many of the books are deposited under copyright legislation, to form part of the national archive), readers will only be able to copy one page at a time, not `openings'. This method of photocopying is designed to minimise stress on the structure of the books, and the same restriction will apply to the staff-mediated service. Certain books will not be available for self-service photocopying, but may be copied through the staff-mediated service. Full details of the categories of material which cannot be copied on self-service machines will be publicised.

Initially only three reading rooms will offer self-service photocopying. This may be increased in line with demand. The self-service copiers will be in the Lower Radcliffe Camera (S.T. Lee Reading Room), Old Library Upper Reading Room, and New Library PPE Reading Room. (The opening of the Upper Reading Room will be delayed by approximately one week due to late-running renovation works.) There will be a procedure for transferring appropriate books to the reading rooms with copiers.

As a further improvement in service, the library will offer copies made on an overhead book scanner. This will enable staff to make bitonal scans (prints resembling photocopies) from books too fragile to be authorised for photocopying. These copies will be available under the standard twenty- four-hour turn-around time of the staff-mediated photocopying service—much quicker than the present arrangement where paper copies from microfilm have to be produced. Normally, `openings' will be available.

Prices for the staff-mediated photocopies have been held at 10 pence per page for more than twenty years. From 9 October, the price will be increased to 13 pence per page. Copies made on the overhead book scanner will be 57 pence per page or opening. tariff for postal copies will be greatly simplified, which will reduce queues in reading rooms. Self-service photocopying will be introduced at 9 pence per page.

Readers will be able to pay for all copies, self-service and staff-mediated, using the new Oxford University Library Services Photocopy Card, which has been introduced into several libraries during the summer. These reusable cards can be bought from automatic dispensers or over the counter, and can be used and recharged at any library participating in the scheme. They are similar to plastic phonecards and carry a cash value that is used up as photocopies are made, but can be recharged or topped-up at coin-operated machines as needed. Initially, four libraries are taking part in the scheme: the Radcliffe Science Library, the Bodleian Law Library, the Taylor Institution Library, and the Modern Languages Faculty Library. The Indian Institute Library and Rhodes House Library will join the scheme along with the Central Bodleian in October, and more libraries will adopt the card in due course.

Further information about the new service may be obtained from Ben Bergonzi, Head of Imaging, Bodleian Library (telephone: (2)77241, e-mail: bcb@bodley.ox.ac.uk).


Making the most of the Bodleian Library: a guide to Central Bodleian facilities and services

Michaelmas Term 2000

Sessions designed to enable graduate students, academic staff, others of a similar status, and readers without any institutional affiliations, to make the most of the Bodleian Library, will be offered during October. Sessions cover the use of the Central Bodleian Library, including use of the catalogues and procedures for locating and obtaining material and a guide to reference material. These sessions begin in the Lower Reading Room General Reference and Enquiry Area in the Central Bodleian Library.

Each session will begin at 9.30 a.m. promptly and will last for about an hour.

Twelve places are available on each of the following dates in October: 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, and 27.

Readers who wish to attend one of these sessions are asked to book a place by entering their name, college/department address, and University Card number (as appropriate) on the list which is available at the Main Enquiry Desk in the Lower Reading Room. Please give your name to the staff at the Main Enquiry Desk when you attend.

`Making the most of the Bodleian Library' sessions continue throughout most of the year on Tuesdays and Fridays at the same time. Exact dates are given on the sign-up sheets.


Disruption in Central Bodleian Reading Rooms during Induction Week

Readers are warned that there will be considerable disruption in certain reading rooms in the Central Bodleian during Induction Week. Throughout the three days Wednesday, 4 October, to Friday, 6 October, Library staff will be engaged in taking groups of new undergraduates round different parts of the Library and giving them introductory talks in reading rooms.

Talks will be taking place in various locations, including the Lower Reading Room and the Lower Camera. Similar talks will take place on a smaller scale in other reading rooms during this week and the week following.

The Library is aware that these sessions will cause inconvenience to readers, but believes that it is important to offer library induction to new students during their first week here.


Research Libraries Group: Archival Resources

There is a new on-line gateway to archival collections, maintained by the Research Libraries Group (RLG). This is available through OXLIP, located under `archival resources' in the alphabetical subject list, or via an icon on the OXLIP introductory screen on the PCs in Duke Humfrey's Library.

RLG's Archival Resources provides centralised access for searching and retrieval of archival finding aids that have been encoded using the SGML/XML based encoding standard, Encoded Archival Description (EAD). On-line searches can be undertaken across all the holdings available through the gateway, and individual finding aids can be downloaded and searched. It should be noted that in many cases, electronic catalogues represent only a fraction of an institution's holdings, but the proportion will increase continually. The Bodleian Library has an on-going programme of retrospective conversion of catalogues of manuscripts, and these will be available through the RLG gateway as well as through the Bodleian's own Web site.

Archival Resources also includes access to RLG's AMC

(Archival and Mixed Collections) file. AMC provides researchers with comprehensive access to brief, collection-level information for nearly half a million collections of manuscripts and archives.

A list of the libraries with archive collections represented in the site can be found on the introductory pages to Archival Resources. The majority of libraries on the site are American, and include the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Getty Research Institute, Harvard University, the Huntington Library, the Library of Congress, the Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library and Yale University. Other libraries on the site include the Australian Science Archives Project, the Bodleian Library, the British Library, the National Archives of Australia, the National Archives of South Africa, the National Gallery of Canada, the National Library of Australia, the Public Record Office, the University of Durham, the University of South Africa, the University of Warwick, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.


Proposals for Visitor Programme

The Bodleian Library is currently in the process of raising funds for the implementation of a visitor programme in and around the Old Schools Quadrangle. The visitor programme proposals, if implemented, are also intended to improve arrangements for the separation of readers from tourist visitors, whilst at the same time continuing to allow free access to the Quadrangle and other rooms for local residents. A display which describes the proposed changes to access arrangements is being prepared and can be viewed in the Divinity School from 2 October to 14 October inclusive. All users of the Bodleian Library are encouraged to visit the display during this time in order to comment on these access changes prior to the completion of the visitor programme proposals. Further information on the details of the visitor programme itself can be obtained from the Secretary of the Library, Stephen Waterman.

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KPMG PROFESSORSHIP OF TAXATION LAW

The electors intend to proceed to an election to the KPMG Professorship of Taxation Law with effect from 1 October 2001 or such earlier date as may be arranged.

This chair has been newly created as a result of funding being generously provided by KPMG. It is open to candidates with expertise in taxation law.

A non-stipendiary fellowship at Worcester College is attached to the professorship.

Applications (ten copies, or one only from overseas candidates), naming three persons who have agreed to act as referees on this occasion, should be received not later than 30 October by the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, from whom further particulars may be obtained. The further particulars may also be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

Call for volunteers to learn Chinese

The Institute for Chinese Studies is looking for volunteers from within the University with no knowledge of Chinese to participate in training in the four language skills of reading, speaking, listening, and writing. The first session, for training in reading skills, will be in two parts, with the first part running from 8 October to 15 December, and the second part running from 14 January to 28 February. Participants will be required to commit themselves to a total of 127.5 contact hours during this first session, involving one and half hours a day, five days a week, over seventeen weeks in total. The classes will take place at 5 p.m. every day during Full Term at the Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street, and at other times during the vacation.

Any member of the University who has no knowledge of the Chinese language and who wishes to learn Chinese reading skills is welcome to participate in the project. Numbers will be limited to fifteen participants.

Those wishing to join the scheme should contact Mr Shio-yun Kan at the Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG (telephone: Oxford (2)80393, e-mail: kan@server.orient.ox.ac.uk).

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